When You Trap a Tiger

When You Trap a Tiger is a middle grade fantasy novel written by Tae Keller. It follows the story of Lily, a Korean-American girl who discovers that her grandmother is a gumiho, or nine-tailed fox, and must help her grandmother return to her true form before the townspeople discover her secret.


When You Trap a Tiger is classified as a fantasy novel. It combines elements of Korean folklore with modern day life to create an exciting and imaginative story. The novel also touches on themes of family, identity, and belonging, making it an engaging read for readers of all ages.

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